More has come out as to why Triple H and Nick Khan weren’t at this week’s Raw.
The most recent edition of Monday Night Raw was perhaps the most anticipated episode of the year, featuring Randy Orton’s first appearance on TV since coming back from an 18-month long injury and CM Punk’s first promo in a WWE ring for just under a decade as he addressed the fans following his shocking return at Survivor Series.
However, it’s fair to say that the November 27 iteration of Raw wasn’t as well received as the company would’ve liked, with it later coming out that Paul Levesque and Nick Khan weren’t at the show, leaving Bruce Pritchard to oversee proceedings.
To provide an update on this, PWInsider have reported that Levesque and Khan were absent from Raw in order to work on securing a deal for the media rights for Monday Night Raw.
“PWInsider.com has learned from several sources in the entertainment and broadcast realms that WWE’s Nick Khan and Levesque have been in Los Angeles over the last several days, working on securing the media rights deal for Monday Night Raw going forward.”-PWInsider
In terms of the battle for Raw’s media rights, WrestleWorld had previously indicated that the top three bidders are believed to be Warner Bros. Discovery, Disney and Amazon, with NBC Universal said to be a distant fourth contender.
As always, we’ll aim to provide any further updates on the negotiations for Raw’s media rights as we hear more.